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13 Digital Tools Every New Business Needs

Modern startups run on digital tools. From communicating with customers, collaborating internally or protecting their assets, entrepreneurs should know that there’s a digital platform or service for everything. The truth is, those that don’t embrace technology risk being left behind, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to stay afloat, entrepreneurs must start off strong...
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10 Tools to Kickstart Your Freelance Operation

Making the decision to freelance is a big one. It requires some serious determination, entrepreneurial spirit and a whole lot more that you might not have initially considered. Things like tax forms, software and a workflow are essential to being a freelancer, yet secondary to your primary duty. Whether it’s writing, editing, animating or designing, we...
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5 Smart Tools All Remote Entrepreneurs Need in Order to Succeed

In the age of startups, most of us know working at home isn’t just a privilege — it’s a necessity. After all, most of the world’s biggest companies didn’t start in a board room or a sea of cubicles. Google, Apple and Amazon all got their starts in the humblest of places: the garage. It’s...
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6 Essential Tools Your Startup Can’t Live Without in 2020

Believe it or not, the year and the decade are coming to a close. Now is the time time for business owners to start planning for an uncertain year ahead, not to mention the years to come.  Every startup has its own challenges to face—up and down sales, late invoices, hiring difficulties and more. On...
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6 Ways to Improve Your Startup’s Efficiency with Technology

Modern technology can often be a distraction in our personal lives. However, when it comes to being an entrepreneur, it can be instrumental in helping you run a more streamlined operation. Here are six tips to help you improve the efficiency and overall performance of your business with the use of technology. Integrate your systems...
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10 Best Free Digital Marketing Tools for Entrepreneurs

The internet is full of free digital marketing tools for entrepreneurs, like you, trying to take their business to the next level, without a hit to their bottom line. With so many powerful and free tools only a click away, what have you got to lose? Your personal information, that’s what. Most free tools, while...
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Why Leadership is Crucial to Your Remote Team’s Success

Many people think of a remote entrepreneur as someone relaxing at home in their PJs or sipping margaritas on the beach while occasionally checking in with their employees. Of course, this is inaccurate. Not being face-to-face with your colleagues every day does not mean you should simply pretend that they don't exist. Being at the...
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Digital Nomads: How to Work From Anywhere in the World

One of my true joys as an entrepreneur is having the ability to run my company from anywhere in the world. I’m also a travel blogger, so I find myself exploring ruins in Sardinia, wine tasting on California’s Central Coast, or eating my way through France several times a year. I can’t afford to completely...
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20 Free Tools to Jumpstart Your New Business in 2019

It's difficult to get your business off the ground when startup costs appear to be at an all time high. While this is true to a certain degree, there are ways entrepreneurs can work around some of these costs. One such way is by taking advantage of free business software whenever possible. Here, we’re going...
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4 Business Goals for First-Time Entrepreneurs

As a first-time entrepreneur, your journey will be filled with opportunities for evolution, personal growth and the first taste of what it means to be your own boss. In order to achieve all of the big moments and milestones that come along with that title, you need to be strategic and intentional about your goals....
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5 Best Practices for Startups With Virtual Teams

Running a remote startup has huge cost advantages over traditional, brick-and-mortar companies, but it also comes with a few downsides. For one, it can be challenging to get virtual teams on the same page if you are miles or continents away from each other. Without face-to-face interactions, you’ll have to contend with issues regarding collaboration,...
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How Voice-Activated Assistants Can Help Entrepreneurs Work Smarter

By now, many of us are owners of an Amazon Echo, a Google Home, or other voice-activated assistant. These gadgets are equipped with lots of tricks to smooth the running of a household, but the companies that produce them know that the big market is in applications for businesses. That’s what will move these from...
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How to Write Cold Emails That Quickly Convert New Clients

Like it or not, there's both an art and science to learning how to write cold emails that predictably convert new freelance clients. Today we're talking about both, using my real cold email templates that have generated over $107,500 so far this year for my freelance business. You can pick up all of my copy and paste...
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5 Questions to Ask Before Turning Your Side Hustle Into Your Career

Many people dream of turning a side hustle, hobby or passion project into a legitimate, full time job. In fact, according to a study done by Invoice2go, nearly half (47 percent) of those in the gig economy say they are building up their side hustle until it’s stable enough to become their main source of...
remote startup team
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How to Successfully Manage a Remote Startup Team

As more employees opt to work remotely, marketing managers struggle to find ways to keep teams connected and working together digitally. Individuals want to feel as though they are part of the team but that they also have the independence to work from afar. This dynamic can prove difficult for managers who want to increase...
freelance
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Work Smarter and Streamline Your Freelance Business with Apps

As the owner of a freelance videography company called Foster Creative, I’m a videographer, graphic designer, motion graphic animator and entrepreneur all in one. Having recently moved from the plains of Nebraska to the mountains of Colorado to expand my business’ creative services where I grew up, I also realized how much I needed to...
Virtual
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Top 6 Mistakes That Virtual Startups Make and How to Learn from Them

Discussions on the failure rate of startups don’t necessarily paint a bright picture. Forbes put this number at around 90 percent, while the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics state that about 50 percent of new startups fail within five years. Another study by CB Insights shows that startups usually fail within 20 months after their last funding round. At...
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The Best Tools to Work from Home (or Anywhere in the World)

Digital innovation has changed the way we do business. Now, organizations collaborate on a global scale, and many individuals have opted to take the freelance route, enabling them to work from home, or wherever else they like. But sometimes it’s impossible to find a place to work that allows you to concentrate, (and that has...